Category: Money

Credit Union Charity

Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union, along with Sartell High School has received the Simon Hellermann Philanthropy award. The award was created in 1999 to honor credit unions who are committed to assisting their local communities and well as contributing to a humanitarian cause. Saint Cloud Federal Credit Union received the honor after partnering with Sartell High School to provide financial […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Unpaid Healthcare Premiums

Over 30 million dollars in MinnesotaCare Premiums were not paid, due to a computer issue that has been going on for almost four years. State officials say they have decided not to pursue collecting the 30 million dollars because identifying and locating those who did not pay could potentially cost more than the 30 million dollars owed. Another concern is, […]

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State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

State-Run Pension Plans Facing Problems

  A study on state-run pension plans for public workers reported that unfunded liability is at $1.4 trillion.   The Pew Charitable Trust claims that this underfunding is due to state officials in decades past raising retiree benefits without planning for ways to pay for them. Some states have been trying to balance the cost of pensions by using funds […]

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House Republicans urge School Safety Funding

House Republicans urge School Safety Funding

House Republicans are pushing for more funding on school security. They want to raise $50 million to be used for safety improvements in schools. The improvements would include security cameras, secure entrances, school resource officers, and bullet proof glass. Previously this year, Governor Mark Dayton called for $21 million to be used for school security and counselors in Minnesota schools. Since […]

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Food Drive Kicker

On Friday, March 24 Pioneer Place will be hosting their Pack the Porches food drive. Pioneer place will be accepting cash and food from 7AM-1PM, with all proceeds going to Catholic Charities food shelf. This year Pioneer place has partnered with two other locations to accept donations. This year you can make you donation at pioneer place, at St. Cloud […]

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Northern Minnesota Siblings Win Lottery Jackpot

Northern Minnesota Siblings Win Lottery Jackpot

Two siblings from Northern Minnesota have become the first jackpot winners of the new lottery game Lotto America with a nearly $29 million ticket Monday. Dennis and Debbie Kujava are Badger, MN residents and have been playing the lottery together for twenty years. Debbie bought the ticket in Roseau, MN and promised her brother to share it 50-50 with him […]

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State Officials React

Last night Governor Mark Dayton gave his final State of the State Address. Afterwards, he received some praise from local officials, who wanted to thank him for his commitment in improving Minnesota’s economic development, health care and general way of life for Minnesotans. Some officials thanked Dayton for being an advocate for tax fairness and equitable education. Ultimately, many departments […]

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Governor Dayton Proposes Changes to Senior Care Facilities

Governor Dayton Proposes Changes to Senior Care Facilities

Governor Mark Dayton and lawmakers are proposing to make several changes to Minnesota Senior Care Facilities. An audit released last week outlined several failures made within the state agency that handles complaints towards senior care facilities, specifically complaints regarding abuse and neglect. The audit revealed an increase of 50 percent in reports of abuse over the last five years. New […]

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New Minnesota State Legislature Budget Signed

New Minnesota State Legislature Budget Signed

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed into law on Tuesday a bill providing the $130 million that the state House and Senate approved last week for their legislative budget. Last year the same budget was vetoed by Gov. Dayton when requested for funding. This will fund the House and Senate for their upcoming year of sessions.

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